Biden advisor: Trump' deference to China cost U.S. time in virus fight

Source: Detroit Free Press - View Original Article
Published: Apr 30, 2020
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55% Conservative


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97% "At a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 7, Trump assured his supporters: I spoke with President Xi and they're working very, ..."
95% "And I think it's going to all work out fine.""
93% "He didn't insist that China's government allow in U.S. experts to make their own determination.""
91% "And now the White House is scrambling with a coverup of its own.""
87% "Coronavirus whistleblower's death in China carries a warning for U.S.""
85% "pro-Trump super PAC has announced it will spend $10 million between now and the end of May in key battleground states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, ..."
83% "I have a great relationship with President Xi.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

97% : At a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 7, Trump assured his supporters: "I spoke with President Xi and they're working very, very hard.
95% : Police officers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of new coronavirus stand guard at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, April 8, 2020.
95% : Beijing bears great responsibility for the origin and spread of the coronavirus now ravaging the United States.
95% : And I think it's going to all work out fine."
93% : He didn't insist that China's government allow in U.S. experts to make their own determination.
91% : Well before the pandemic, Trump had already shown his fealty to China's President Xi Jinping, commending him as a "very, very good friend," a "great leader," and an "incredible guy.
91% : And now the White House is scrambling with a coverup of its own.
87% : Coronavirus whistleblower's death in China carries a warning for U.S.
85% : pro-Trump super PAC has announced it will spend $10 million between now and the end of May in key battleground states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan in the hopes that some combination of conspiracy theories, innuendos, and lies about Joe Biden will obscure Trump's public record of submissiveness toward Xi Jinping.
83% : I have a great relationship with President Xi.
80% : He raised serious doubts about the reliability of the Chinese government's official data and called on Trump to insist on CDC access rather putting his faith in Xi Jinping.
78% : Last year, when Congress moved to oppose a violent crackdown in Hong Kong, Trump threatened to veto the bill and declared that he's "standing with Xi Jinping."
77% : A look back at when the coronavirus started and how it spread in Michigan More:
75% : The American people are going to hear a lot about China this election year.
74% : Asked on January 22 whether he trusted China's government to tell the truth about the virus, Trump responded, "I do, I do.
70% : And with good reason.
70% : Trump didn't stand up for America when it really counted.
69% : In fact, the CDC never got a team into China to see for itself.
66% : " A few days later, while Beijing was censoring journalists and silencing whistleblowers who were sounding the alarm about the virus, Trump again praised China for its "transparency" and thanked President Xi "on behalf of the American people.
62% : All the while, Trump was willing to trust whatever he heard from Beijing.
60% : When China stepped up its cyber theft against the United States, Biden threatened strict penalties against the companies that were benefiting from the stolen technology, leading Xi to dispatch a senior delegation to Washington to plead for a deal.
58% : When China unilaterally declared an Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea, Biden flew to Beijing and told Xi that America wouldn't abide by it.
55% : And that travel ban he now trumpets as his bold move?
55% : In January, Biden warned that Trump had left America unprepared.
52% : And his acquiescence was even more problematic because his administration had dismantled America's eyes and ears on the ground, cutting the number of CDC officials in China by more than two-thirds.
48% : Trump's deference to Beijing left the United States unprepared.
46% : So now Trump and his allies have decided to attack Joe Biden instead
45% : Nearly 40 countries had already imposed travel restrictions on China before Trump took action.
43% : He demanded an independent investigation into the outbreak to hold Beijing to account instead of taking the Chinese Communist Party's word for it.
42% : And now we're paying a heavy price.
38% : The world should demand to know more about the circumstances of the outbreak and China's initial cover-up.
37% : Trump's response was too little, too late.
37% : The former Vice President has spent his career staring down dictators and autocrats, including Xi Jinping.
37% : And the contrast couldn't be starker.
35% : And when Beijing was dragging its feet on pressuring North Korea to curb its nuclear program, Biden helped rally U.S. allies and the international community to ensure the strongest United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang the world had ever seen.
33% : This isn't just talk.
31% : Unfortunately for Trump, the facts speak for themselves.
30% : When the coronavirus was spreading beyond China's shores, Trump rested the fate of the American people on Xi's assurances.
29% : Fast forward to 2020.
27% : But none of that will explain or excuse President Trump's failure to hold the Chinese Communist Party to account when it mattered most.
21% : He didn't stop there.
18% : When Beijing said no, Trump didn't push.
8% : That's what leadership looks like.

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